Scuff marks are unsightly and distracting on your brand new laminate flooring. Many shoes today have black soles and heels, which can unfortunately lead to scuffing. Learn how to remove scuff marks properly, so you don’t end up doing damage to your laminate flooring.
How To Remove Scuff Marks
Oftentimes, removing a scuff mark is as simple as rubbing it with a towel, an eraser, or alcohol-free wipes. When trying an eraser, use it lightly. A soft pink or white eraser will work best, and be sure to test it on paper first to make sure it doesn’t leave color behind.
Another tip that seems to work well for laminate flooring owners is to take a clean, dry paper towel and place a little WD 40 on the tip of it. Just dab it on the black scuff mark and it should come right off. You will want to wipe all of the WD 40 off, and then wipe clean with a little water and vinegar mixture. This way you won’t have a slippery spot on your laminate flooring. Another method is dabbing a little bit of toothpaste upon the black scuff mark. Again, dab it on and make sure you clean the floor with a little water and vinegar mixture to remove any of the residue from the toothpaste.
What NOT To Do
Never use a scouring pad, buffer, or wire brush when trying to remove scuff marks from laminate flooring. The same goes for harsh chemicals, as laminate flooring and harsh chemicals do not mix.
How To Prevent Scuff Marks
To prevent scuff marks, avoid wearing shoes on your flooring. Also, install felt pads on the bottom of your furniture so it does not drag directly on the floor. This is one of the leading causes of scuff marks.
Laminate flooring is the ultimate in home décor, and can provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. Do not let those little black scuff marks get in the way of your enjoyment as they are usually pretty simple to remove. Laminate flooring is low maintenance and when taken care of properly, your laminate flooring will look outstanding for years to come.
How have you removed scuff marks from your laminate flooring? Help others by writing your tips in the comments below!
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